• July 25, 2024

Blue State Citizens Move to Secede

Blue State Citizens Move to Secede – They Just Took Huge Step Toward Joining 1 Red State

Liberals have succeeded in gaining so much political power in the U.S. that conservatives are treated more like enemies of the state than citizens. The left vs. right division across the country has grown to the point that citizens are fed up.

That division has pitted residents in certain local areas against each other so much that they want a permanent divide. The political climate has grown to look more like a precursor to civil war.

Residents in a large swath of Oregon have had enough of the urban political power center in the state’s capital. Leftists have pushed too far, and conservatives are seeking a way to escape the oppressive thumb of the liberal state legislature.

From the Washington Examiner:
A secession plan known as the “Greater Idaho Movement” is gaining momentum in Oregon as some residents feel they no longer belong in the liberal-run state and would be better served by their neighbor to the east.

If successful, the Greater Idaho Movement would move Oregon’s eastern border west by 200 miles, allowing some rural parts of the state to combine with neighboring Idaho. In Crook County, Oregon, home to about 26,000 people, residents are set to vote on joining dozens of other counties in the Eastern portion of the state to join a secession measure.

“I love Oregon but I just don’t love the people running it right now,” Eric Smith, a Crook County, Oregon, resident, told USA Today. “It doesn’t feel like they want to keep us anyway.”

The effort seems like a possibility until one considers that the Oregon and Idaho legislatures as well as Congress must approve any secession plan. Still, there is a strong division between the people living in eastern Oregon and the liberals in the state legislature.

Residents are fed up with liberal policies being forced upon the people through legislation implemented by Oregon officials. This includes marijuana legislation, reductions in fossil fuel usage, and how Oregon handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Quit treating us like Portland,” demanded Smith, who did not say how he would vote regarding secession.

Some supporters of secession see the idea as a peaceful way to part ways with liberals running the state. Democrats hold all the power in the state legislature and the governor’s office. Some argue that secession offers a way for people to join like-minded people.

“People have already sorted themselves into like-minded communities,” Matt McCaw, a Greater Idaho Movement spokesman, said. “People like to live around people who share the same values they do.”

Oregon’s liberal policies that are forced on rural areas of the state have created a potentially unsustainable environment for residents.

“I don’t think we can sustain the path we are on,” he said. “We need to be OK saying your values are yours, mine are mine, and you have to respect our ability to have different views.”

The counter “IdaNo!” movement wants Oregon voters to reject the secession plan. Some have called the movement “performative” or a “pipe dream” because it can’t be realized. What the movement does speak to is that the amount of frustration from conservatives has reached a boiling point and something must be done to stop the oppression by leftists.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oregon residents slammed state leadership with demands to secede from the state.
  • The “Greater Idaho Movement” is designed to merge part of Oregon into Idaho.
  • Some supporters of the movement said the current political path is unsustainable.

Source: Washington Examiner

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Sean Kerrvin

Sean is a former mainstream media journalist who walked away from the leftist machine. He now works to deliver news and insights to benefit Americans who want truth and liberty to prevail under the Constitution.

Sean is a former mainstream media journalist who walked away from the leftist machine. He now works to deliver news and insights to benefit Americans who want truth and liberty to prevail under the Constitution.

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